Established in 1981 by Diane Oakman and Vicki Piotrowski, Countryside has secured a positive reputation in the community of Homestead by making its environment a well organized, exciting place of learning. Diane and Vicki’s success in building such a reputable school was due to their philosophy on Early Childhood education; to teach academic skills, develop creativity and to build a healthy self-concept. Diane and Vicki developed a curriculum that fostered the learning for all the age groups at Countryside.
In 2007, Countryside was bought by Elisabet Ferreyra and Marilyn Ramirez-Lopez; two sisters with education majors. With views in making a quality educational facility for the children in the Homestead community and encircling communities; Elisabet and Marilyn have implemented a holistic, child centered program that nurtures each child. Early years, birth to six, are the most abundant years of an individual’s life for language development. In implementing the new curriculum Countryside’s success will carry on.